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      19.04.2010 19:06
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      Sugar free, tasty gum.

      People use gum for all different reasons, one of which being to have fresh breath. Some people use it as a substitute for smoking, and others just for the pure joy of it.


      .::The Packaging::.

      Wrigley's Extra Mint comes in a light blue packet with white at the end. Wrigley's is written small at the top in dark blue capitals, whilst Extra is whitten in big white bubble letters across the front. Underneath the Extra is Peppermint and Sugarfree written in small also.


      .::The Gum Itself::.

      Most packs contain 10 small white pieces. The chewing gum itself has a hard shell, but once you start to chew it dissolves and gives you the nice minty flavour.


      .::The Price::.

      The cheapest I have seen this gum is for 33p a packet in most of the major supermarkets. You can also buy 3 or 5 packs. 3 packs normally cost around 90p with 5 packs costing around £1.59.


      .::Where To Buy::.

      This can be bought in all major supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi, Marks and Spencers and all the others. It can also be found in small corner shops, post offices: basically anywhere!


      .::What's In It?::.

      The ingredients:
      Sweeteners (Sorbitol, Maltitol, Maltitol Syrup, Aspartame, Acesulfame K), Carbonate, Flavum Base, Humectant Glycerine (non animal), Thickener Gum Arabic, Glazing Agent: Calcium Carbonate (chalk), Flavourings, Colour E171, Emulsifier: Soybean Lecithin, Glazing Agent: Carnauba Wax and Antioxidant.


      .::Nutritional Information::.
      Per 100g:
      Energy 600 kj / 144 kcal
      Protein 0g
      Carbohydrate 60g (of which Sugars 0g, Polyols 60g, Starch 0g)
      Fat 0g
      Fibre 0g
      Sodium 0g
      This is also suitable for vegetarians.


      .::Taste::.

      The taste of Wrigley's Extra Peppermint chewing gum lasts a long time after you have begun chewing unlike many other gums. I love the flavour as it isn't super strong but is still minty enough to freshen your breath and leave a good taste.

      I would definately recommend trying this if you haven't already!

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      14.02.2009 01:14
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      Sugar Free Gum

      We all chew gum for different reasons - many of us always have a packet handy to ensure fresh breath; some use it as a substitute for smoking, and for others it's a habitual, almost nervous act - the football manager frantically chewing on the sideline for 90 minutes every Saturday.

      'Wrigley Extra' are a small white sugarfree gum which as standard come in a packet of ten. The product has a hard white shell, which when chewed dissolves quickly in the mouth leaving the mint flavoured interior.

      Price & Availability
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      The popular gum can be purchased from a wide variety of shops, with the current cheapest price being found at Tesco, which sell the single pack for 33p. The three packet variety can be purchased for 95p.

      Ingredients
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      In terms of their ingredients, the product contains; Sweeteners (Sorbitol, Maltitol, Maltitol Syrup, Aspartame, Acesulfame K), Carbonate, Flavum Base, Humectant Glycerine (non animal), Thickener Gum Arabic, Glazing Agent: Calcium Carbonate (chalk), Flavourings, Colour E171, Emulsifier: Soybean Lecithin, Glazing Agent: Carnauba Wax and Antioxidant.

      If you're not a fan of the controversial Aspartame, then you'll probably want to look elsewhere - Extra uses it as it main sweetener. It may well be harmless, but some people claim that it is a carcinogen.

      Taste
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      The mint flavour of Wrigleys Extra is very pleasant - not too strong, yet flavoursome enough to freshen breath. The taste actually lasts quite a long time after you begin chewing - unlike the other gum I reviewed recently - 'Trident Splash', which loses its flavour very shortly after you put it in your mouth.

      Due to it's handy size, reasonable price, and pleasant taste, I would highly recommend Wrigley's Extra as an excellent chewing gum which should serve any of the chewing needs which I highlighted in the first paragraph. For those watching their weight, the product is perfect as it contains no sugar or saturated fat.

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        10.03.2008 18:55
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        A good gum

        Sometimes I like nothing more than a good old nosh on some good chewing gum. These days it can be very hit or miss whether or not you are chewing the gummy cud of delight or just some cheapo rubbish, that either loses its flavour the second it passes your lips, or it gets so hard after 5 chews it turns into a ball of hard gum that feels like you are chewing on a glob of blue tac.

        Chewing gum from Wrigley's has reliably, had two main flavours: minty or the delicious Juicy fruit flavour. The mint flavour generally has more popularity due to it's 'freshen up' abilities. I would consider myself a fan of Wrigleys and have always found their products to be of good quality.

        The pack of gum is small and is the perfect size to fit in your pocket or bag. It comes in a nicely designed foil packet, so you can easily roll down the excess foil (once you've taken some gum out) to seal the wrapper. Each pack contains 10 'tabs' of gum that measures under 2x1cms.

        On first chew, I find it tastes like extra strong mints, then tastes like those airwaves (to unblock your sinuses) but with less of a kick. I'd say more peppermint-ish than spearment. Personally, I prefer the subtle mintiness of spearmint, but it isn't bad. I've never been blown away, but I was expecting a somewhat landmark taste sensation, when chewing the 'icy' gum, but 'pah' it's not bad. The flavour lasts too, if I chew for too long, my temples and jaw start aching and I start getting a sore throat. However, I've been known to chew the same bit of gum for over 3 hours (yikes). I've often chewed this gum for at least 20 minutes, getting 20 minutes of flavour!

        I remember the days when you could buy a pack of gum for less than 20p - those days are gone and the price had rocketed up to around 35p - that's inflation for you! Still, if you want to stock up can buy packs of 5 in all good supermarkets and save a bit of money for the multibuy...yippee!

        This gum is ok, I'm sure if I would ever rush out to buy a pack specially. All in all, I wouldn't go mad and rave about this gum, but it's good enough to deserve it's own review, so here it is. 4 out of, 5 I'd say.

        Please note: Gum should never given to small children, as obviously, there is a choking hazard.

        Thanks for reading :)


        MarcoG
        © 2008

        (a similar version of this can be found on ciao)

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          15.02.2008 22:18
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          Great product

          Wrigleys Extra is most definitely the most popular chewing gum in the UK at the moment and it can be seen in just about every corner shop, newsagents or petrol station just sitting there in amongst the other brands of chewing gum you can buy displayed next to the cash register.

          The popularity of this brand is second to none and is my first choice chewing gum and I would never buy another brand if this one was available.

          So why is it so good? Well it does exactly what you would want chewing gum to do. It freshens your breath, it tastes really minty fresh, and its extremely chewable and each tab lasts for a decent amount of time. The taste lasts for a really long time and one tab can keep you going for a good amount of time.

          Each packet contains about 8 tabs ( I think) which are stacked on top of each other and wrapped in a tin foil lining which I then covered in a blue plastic casing which has the logo on it.

          A packet of gum costs about 40p and I thik this represents great value for money.

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            23.01.2007 20:16
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            Only the minty mints will do!

            ~~~ EXTRA MINTS ~~~
            ~~~ Cool Burst and Lasting Freshness in Peppermint ~~~

            SUITABLE FOR VEGITARIANS

            22G Box


            Packaging:

            The box is royal blue in colour, roughly two and a half inches long and just over an inch wide.

            In white the words 'Extra Mints cool burst + lasting freshness' appear on the front. Peppermint is written in a light blue underneath and is not very clear.

            There is also a picture of a mint which is not a very good example of the product inside.

            The box also has a 'flip up' lid, which is perfect for dispensing the mints.


            Mint:

            The mint is twice the size than shown on the packaging and is a clean white colour and oval in shape. The outer coating is smooth, though has a slightly dimpled texture.


            Taste:

            On placing one of these mints into the mouth, I found an oval of cool smoothness and refreshing minty taste very similar to that found in a tic-tac. This was very pleasing and made me want to bite the little mint to bits and attack another one.

            On biting into the mint, the sharp fresh mint bites the back of the throat in a second of minty madness. The mint crunches well into bites and does not deteriorate into nothing, so there is a lot more to this mint.


            Freshness:

            The mints left my mouth feeling fresh and breath minty (especially after a curry the night before, well, lets just say no one fainted when I spoke to them). The freshness lasted for up to an hour.


            Warnings:

            On the packet it states that this product contains a source of phenylalanine and excessive consumption may produce laxative effects.


            Cost:

            Pack of three 22g packets £1 from the poundshop. Best before date: 17/07/07, so still in date!!


            My Opinion:

            The thing I love about these mints is the tic-tac taste on the outer coating of the mint. This is the first time I have tried them and would buy them again.

            Though the taste of tic-tac is very appealing, I do think that you could end up eating a whole packet with dire consequences!! Beware!!

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              28.04.2006 19:20
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              A cheap enough mint treat for most pockets

              I like to always keep a pack of chewing gum in my handbag - as being a smoker (yes I know it's a disgusting habit, what else can I say?), I don't like breathing my smoky breath over people I come into contact with during the course of the working day. I picked up a pack of Wrigley's Extra Mints - the spearmint version (green pack) a while ago whilst filling up at a petrol station.

              The pack cost me 43 pence and I didn't actually open the pack till the next day at work. I actually thought Wrigley's had repackaged their chewing gums, so imagine my surprise when I popped one in my mouth and realised it wasn't chewy! LOL I suppose the fact that it said "Extra MINTS" on the pack should have given it away!

              It was a pleasant surprise though, the spearmint flavour is quite sharp, but erm, very "spearminty". And they really are "more-ish". Each mint lasts a good 15-20 minutes and they make your breath feel minty fresh. In general, I'm not a great fan of EXTRA hot mints, but I felt that these mints had a nice kick to them as well as being really tasty. That's me being a mint-aholic I guess. I think I'll keep buying them, as it's more ladylike to suck a mint then have your jaw chomping up and down with chewing gum all day!

              There are about 20 mints in the pack (so it says on the side - I've not actually counted them), so it works out to cost about 2 pence per mint. That's a bargain as far as I'm concerned.

              The pack is made of cardboard with a small flip top lid which releases your mints one at a time - which I found quite handy.

              The slogan on the pack reads "cool burst - lasting freshness" and I wouldn't argue with that at all. It does feel like you've just brushed your teeth after sucking on these yummy mints.

              NB: For those of you who don't like "E" numbers, there are 3 of them listed in the ingredients, so these might not be suitable for you!

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                27.03.2005 19:05

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                Review on a new product that we have started selling in the store I work at. Thought I would try them as I usually have Extra Chewing Gum in my bag. We had them on offer 4 for £1.00. They come in 2 flavours Peppermint + Spearmint. Spearmint ones are very refreshing.

                Package is approx 3" x 1" in size The spearmint ones are in green pack, peppermint in blue.
                The writing on the package is white and stands out. The corner is a pull tab to release the mints. The mints are rugby ball shape and you get approx 20 mints per box. They are very refreshing espeacially for smokers> They do take the cigarette smell away so leaving fresh smelling breathe.

                One thing about the mints they are sugar free mints so they contain Sorbitol which if eaten excessively they will give you the laxative effect. As I soon found out. They are suitable for vegetrians and the do carry a warning on the box. Re Laxative Effect.

                Per 100g 254k/cals 1g of fat.
                One single mint gives a cooling, refreshing experience but make sure you like the minty taste as they are quite strong in flavour. And you can eat them while at work and no one knows you are eating. But you have fresh breathe.

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                08.09.2004 17:06
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                While browsing my local stress inducer (AKA Asda) the other day I spied something new. Wrigley's Extra Mints! I was puzzled...Wrigleys? NOT gum? Am I in some kind of parallel universe? Naturally I was forced to pick up a packet in order to provide you good people with a review. So here we go... History: Wrigley have been providing their well-known (and damn tasty) chewing gum to the British public since 1911. Through constant innovation they have transformed chewing gum from a mere sweet treat, to a full mouth workout! Tooth whitening, breath freshening, nasal clearing...you name it! Extra Mints were launched in early 2003 shortly after Wrigley launched their first ever non chewing gum product (Extra Thin Ice). As they say in their press release, they are diversifying in the market to bring in new breath freshening products. I wonder how long it'll be before they come up with a choccy bar? Packaging: Available in a rather inconspicuous cardboard box, which is roughly 3.5 inches by 2 inches, and 1/2 an inch deep. Coloured blue for the peppermint variety and green for the spearmint (as ever with Extra). Plastic wrapped to keep the mints as minty as mints can be, and to stop people from tampering with them. All lettering is in easy-to-read white text, with Wrigley's Extra Mints being most prominent. At one corner there is a small flap hiding a good sized cut-out from which you can pour the mints surprisingly easily! Each pack contains 20 mints, which are roughly 1/2 an inch long white, and shaped like rugby balls. Nutrition/ingredients/warning: As with all other sugar-free mints, these are almost entirely made from Sorbitol which is a polyol (sugar alcohol) rather than a sugar or starch. I will warn you though...as written on the packet, excess consumption may have laxative effects (damn that sorbitol). I am yet to try to produce the effect w
                ith these though ;) There are no warnings such as allergies or unsuitable for vegetarians. Taste: Upon putting a single mint on your tongue you can instantly feel the cold sensation produced by the sorbitol. I, for one, quite like it, but it may not suit everyone! Almost instantly you are hit by the strong minty flavour which seems to fill your mouth AND nose as you suck away on the mint. First thoughts were "hang on, this tastes familiar.." and it sure does. Wrigley have managed to transfer the exact flavour of their Extra chewing gum to these mints. Great innit? Cost: From Asda they are 42p a packet, but I'm pretty sure you'll pay more from a mint & petrol emporium such as BP. Also, I'm pretty sure there is a multipack of these out there somewhere, but I'm unsure of the price. Contact info: The Wrigley Company Limited Estover Plymouth PL6 7PR Tel: 01752 701107 Fax: 01752 778850 consumer.affairs@wrigley.co.uk www.wrigley.co.uk To sum up: These are ideal if you don't want to look like a cow chewing the cud, but still love that Extra mint flavour. Or if, like me, you are just lazy and don't want to make the effort to chew! After eating just one mint my breath still felt fresh after a good 2 hours, which is pretty damn good considering it usually smells like a used nappy! Whether you crunch or suck you will get all the breath freshening hit of these which is a bonus, as other similar mints tend to be a big steaming pile of poo (with flies buzzing around) if you crunch them! Not quite as good for your teeth as their chewing gum cousins as you don't get the added benefit of chewing for god knows how long. The only complaint I have is that you really don't get enough in a packet, but I suppose Wrigley have done this on purpose, as these are addictive!
                Thanks for reading! Marc

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              • Product Details

                Wrigley's Extra Ice Peppermint Sugar free extra ice peppermint chewing gum, made by Wrigley. Box option contains 30 sticks, each pack contains approx. 10 pieces of gum